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Day 2: Into Thin Air

Friday, 01.10.2014 / 4:48 PM ET
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Denver is one of America's most scenic cities, with the Rocky Mountains providing a picturesque background to the metropolitan area. Located 5,280 feet above sea level, the Mile High City lives up to its name.

9:45 a.m. (all times Mountain) –
The players get on the bus for the ride over to the arena. It’s a brisk, sunny day in Denver and the mountains look spectacular from the hotel and the bus ride.

Anders Nilsson, Josh Bailey and Matt Martin get on the bus to Pepsi Center.




















10:00 a.m. –
The bus pulls into the Pepsi Center. Everyone begins their morning routines and gets acquainted with the building. Pepsi Center is located between the downtown core and Mile High Stadium (officially called Sports Authority Field at Mile High) - the home of the Denver Broncos - Pepsi Center has views 360 degrees around the arena.

Downtown Denver from Pepsi Center.




















Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, as seen from Pepsi Center.










The Rocky Mountains provide the picturesque background in Denver.










10:30 a.m. –
Avalanche practice begins and the media/team staff get their first live look at Nathan MacKinnon and head coach Patrick Roy.

Hockey Hall of Famer and Avalanche coach Patrick Roy skates during the Avs morning skate.




















11:30 a.m. –
The Islanders begin their optional morning skate at Pepsi Center.

A panoramic view of Pepsi Center.

















12:15 p.m - The Islanders opened up the room for media availabilty.



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5:00 p.m. - Arrived at Pepsi Center for tonight's game. The scoreboard above center ice is an absolute beast.



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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 11 6 5 -3 11
K. Okposo 11 2 6 -3 8
F. Nielsen 11 3 3 -3 6
B. Nelson 11 1 4 -5 5
T. Hickey 11 1 4 -5 5
A. Quine 10 1 4 -1 5
S. Prince 11 3 1 -1 4
R. Strome 8 1 3 1 4
N. Leddy 11 1 3 1 4
N. Kulemin 11 1 3 -5 4
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
T. Greiss 5 6 2 .923 2.46
J. Berube 0 0 0 1.000 0.00
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